Additional floodlit fixtures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional floodlit fixture will be staged each week for the next eight weeks having been agreed by British Racing's tripartite structure of BHA, Racecourses and Horsemen. 

This is to provide additional opportunities for the high number of horses that have been eliminated from races in recent weeks as well as large numbers of horses that are looking for opportunities as the Flat season draws to a close. Since the beginning of September, there have been over 1,500 eliminations from Flat races.

The first of the eight fixtures will be on Thursday 18 October at Wolverhampton and then as follows:

Wednesday 24 October - Chelmsford City 
Thursday 1 November - Newcastle
Wednesday 7 November - Chelmsford City
Thursday 15 November - Kempton Park 
Wednesday 21 November - Wolverhampton 
Thursday 29 November - Kempton Park
Wednesday 5 December - Newcastle

Entries for the 17 October fixture will close tomorrow, Saturday 13 October at 12 noon with declarations at the 48-hour stage as normal. Full race programme and fixture information will be available on the Racing Admin website shortly.

Entry and declaration deadlines for the remaining seven fixtures will be as normal with further fixture and race programme details available in due course. 

Bath's 28 August fixture transferred to Chelmsford City

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that due to the continuing spell of dry weather, Bath's 28 August fixture has been transferred to Chelmsford City.

Entry and declaration stages for the seven-race evening fixture will remain unchanged with entries closing on Wednesday 22 August at 12 noon and declarations at the 48 hour stage. 

An equivalent race programme to that originally scheduled has been transferred to Chelmsford, with the exception of the 1m4f Class 5 handicap which has dropped back to a 1m2f Class 6 handicap due to the unavailability of a 1m4f start at Chelmsford.  

Race programme details and further fixture information will be available via the racing admin site in due course.